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OBITUARY

Hollis Black Faucett

April 18, 1942June 21, 2020
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We bid farewell to Hollis Black Faucett of Northport, Alabama. Hollis was born in Druid City hospital in Tuscaloosa on April 18, 1942 and passed away June 21, 2020 in his beloved city of Northport.

Hollis was raised in his family home in Bellwood, which was Northport’s first residential subdivision. He spent many years as a young boy helping out in his family’s store, Faucett Brothers. He attended Northport Elementary School and then Tuscaloosa County High School. He graduated high school from Columbia Military Academy, a boarding school in Tennessee. After graduation, he attended the University of Alabama where he met his first wife, Dorothy Dees. Together, they had two children, Hollis Jr. (Bud) and Dee. Hollis worked at the family store until he was 32 years old. Afterwards, he held several jobs, primarily in sales.

The majority of his career was in real estate. Hollis lived away from Northport for around 7 years of his life in a few different locations in Mississippi, but he was always happiest in Northport, the city that holds much history for his family name.

For the last 25 years or so, Hollis lived in the same house in Bellwood Lane that he grew up in. For the last seven years, Hollis enjoyed life with his sweet and precious wife, Jane.

Aside from his wife and two children, some of the most important things in life to Hollis were Alabama Football, Alabama Softball Atlanta Braves Baseball and Northport history. Hollis and Jane were season ticket holders to the Crimson Tide Softball games and they were members of the Red Elephant Club. Hollis was recently elected to the Associate Director position of Friends of Historic Northport.

Hollis was known for hosting Alabama Football parties featuring his boiled shrimp and his famous spicy pimento cheese spread. He was also known for his chocolate chip cookies which he baked and gave to all his family and friends. Hollis was loved by so many and will be greatly missed.

Mr. Hollis is survived by his wife, Jane Howard Faucett; Daughter, Dee Faucett Vallee (Jason); son, Hollis Black Faucett, Jr. (Mary); Step daughter, Jann B. Holden (Chris); step son, John D. Burks (Margiean) and brother, James Richard Faucett; grandchildren, William Morris Faucett, Bethany Anne Faucett, Emily Renee Faucett, Brin Capri Vallee, Brooke Siena Vallee; great grandchildren, Dahlia Rose Faucett and Olive Holly-Mae Faucett; step grandchildren, Kelly O’Brien, Ryann Holden, Mattie Holden, John Michael Burks, Daniel Burks; step great grandchildren, Keelia O’Brien, and Keeva O’Brien.

Preceding him in death are his parents, William Lewis Faucett, and Mildred Elizabeth Black Faucett; brother, William Lewis Faucett, Jr.; sister in law, Nancy Faucett; step son, Jimmy Burks.

Celebration of Life services will be held Friday, June 26, 2020 from the graveside at the Historic Williamson Cemetery in Northport at 12:00 PM. Visitation will be held Friday morning from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Sunset Funeral Home, 3802 Watermelon Road, Northport, Al, Memorial 35473.

Serving as pallbearers are William Faucett, John Burks, Chris Holden, Ryann Holden, Nick Lopez and Jason Vallee.

Honorary Pallbearers are Larry Evans, Jody Jobson, Lee Wilcutt, Haskell Nevin, Earl Mathis and Sam Faucett. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Friends of Historic Northport, PO Box 393, Northport, Al 35476 or the Red Elephant Club.

For those who are not able to attend the graveside service, you may attend virtually via Facebook Live @ www.Facebook.com/SunsetNorthport/. Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, in charge of arrangements

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. Hollis is survived by his wife, Jane Howard Faucett; Daughter, Dee Faucett Vallee (Jason); son, Hollis Black Faucett, Jr. (Mary); Step daughter, Jann B. Holden (Chris); step son, John D. Burks (Margiean) and brother, James Richard Faucett; grandchildren, William Morris Faucett, Bethany Anne Faucett, Emily Renee Faucett, Brin Capri Vallee, Brooke Siena Vallee; great grandchildren, Dahlia Rose Faucett and Olive Holly-Mae Faucett; step grandchildren, Kelly O’Brien, Ryann Holden, Mattie Holden, John Michael Burks, Daniel Burks; step great grandchildren, Keelia O’Brien, and Keeva O’Brien.


    Preceding him in death are his parents, William Lewis Faucett, and Mildred Elizabeth Black Faucett; brother, William Lewis Faucett, Jr.; sister in law, Nancy Faucett; step son, Jimmy Burks.

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Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

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Alma Anthony

June 28, 2020

Jane,
Wishing you peace, comfort and courage to face the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sending you love and sympathy.

Alma Anthony (Niki and Steve)

Daniel Vallee

June 26, 2020

In remembrance of Hollis:

Somehow it seems the unexpected events in our lives have the greatest impact on us all, some for the good and some for the bad. With the passing of Hollis, it was indeed one that is heartbreaking and so very sad.
We knew that he was trying to resolve a mysterious health condition. But the symptoms didn't seem too serious and losing him so quickly was shocking to us all. We were just not expecting this to happen this way.
For Dorothy and I, Hollis and Jane were an intricate part of our visits to Georgia. Their arrival always marked the completion of the attendies for the latest family gathering and set the stage for the festivities to begin. Upon their arrival, the two of them would shuttle back and forth to their car to unload their necessities and the all too famous goodies to eat. Be it giant shrimp, chubby blueberries, chewy chocolate chip cookies and of course the famous cheese dip. All were the signature items and pride and joy of "Hollis the Man".
The loss of Hollis is one of those unexpected events that will truly have a great impact on our lives. We will forever be denied the chance to savor those treats he brought along and now be left with the most difficult part of all. We will no longer be able to see dear Hollis again and hear his deep southern accent that flowed ever so slowly as he spun one of his interesting stories from the past. It never failed that when he was done talking that you would always learn something interesting and new. It was conversation at its best.
If I had the chance to say just one more thing to you Hollis it would be this: "Thank you for bringing your dear daughter Dee into this world. She is your immortality that you've left behind to lift our hearts and remind us of you".

With Our Deepest Sympathy and Eternal Love,
Dorothy & Dan Vallee


Teresa Sharp Tidwell

June 26, 2020

Jane, I have never met you or Hollis but my sister Sue Sharp Faucett is married to Hollis's brother Jim. Sue loves you and Hollis so much and is always talking about your visits together. Please know you and your family have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kelly Burks-O’Brien

June 26, 2020

I only had the pleasure of meeting Hollis once, but it was a long visit, and he was kind enough to let us stay in his home to visit my grandma, Jane, and him. Hollis had a lot of energy and was very enjoyable to be around. We had so much fun on our trip to Northport with him, and I’m so glad I got to meet him. Not only that, he made my grandma the happiest I’ve ever seen her, and for that I’m so thankful. We love you Hollis, and hope you are at peace. We love you too, Grandma.

Cynthia Partlow Riley

June 26, 2020

To Jane , Bud and Dee,
I am sorry and sad for the loss of Hollis. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hollis will be missed so much by all who knew him.
I will remember how sweet, funny and kind he was. He was always ready with a smile and upbeat. He said he knew my house better than I did because he spent so many childhood hours here with his best friend.
Bellwood and Northport have lost a great friend and supporter. It will not be the same without him.
Love and prayers to all of Hollis’s family and friends.
Sincerely,
Cynthia


Barbara Davis

June 26, 2020

Hollis and Jane are always smiling and kind to everyone. Jane, you and the Faucett family are in my thoughts and prayers. Precious friends!

Gregory Vallee

June 25, 2020

Dearest Dee Jay and family

I was so saddened to learn of Hollis's passing. He was a inspirational man with alot of character wit and charm.

I remember when he came to Rhode Island for Dees wedding. It was then that we welcomed into our family. He loved being so close to the Boston Red Sox's. He was so happy Dee was now part of our family.

Since then each year my family would travel to Atlanta for the 4th of July and for Christmas. Well Hollis and Ms Jane made the vacation complete as we were all united together.

We were always in for a treat as Hollis never missed bringing his homade pimento cheese and his infamous chocolate chip cookies.

We are strong with the memories that we keep of Hollis but the holidays are not going to be the same. It was just a few weeks ago I spoke with him on the phone. I asked "How are you doing?" His reply was always "fine." He said he was complying with the laws for Covid-19 and that he and Ms Jane were taking daily road trips.

It's now a reality that life has changed and that Hollis has gone home to his eternal reward. Father's day will never be the same as that day has changed life for all of us.

Death has a new beginning for Hollis Jesus will wipe away every tear from our eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

Our Lord states "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

Hollis though physically left us your spirit will live on forever. May perpetual light shine upon you and may your soul the mercy of Christ rest in peace..
Amen

John Curry

June 24, 2020

Hollis was so mild in his adulthood, but as a young boy he was a member of the infamous “Bellwood Bullies” made up of Hollis, brother Lewis, John Holley, John Quarles, Verner Sims, and others whose names are lost to time! They got this name from Hugh Lee who always thought they were behind every bush as we walked home from the Disney Theater in downtown Northport.
The Bellwood boys had a box car racer, we all neighbors raced against. The Bellwood racer was named “The Hearse”. Hollis was the “tail gunner” sitting on the back tossing bricks in front of all competitors. Needless to say, they never lost a race.
All kidding aside, Hollis was in my Boy Scout “Iroquois “ patrol. He was a great scout and from one of Northport’s most respective families. He belongs to the great history of old Northport.
Rest In Peace Hollis!

Joan Palestini

June 24, 2020

I only met Hollis once, but I know how happy he made Jane. Jane has been a dear friend of mine for forty years I am so glad that they found each other. He must have been a wonderful man. My heartfelt sympathy for the family. 🙏

Barbara Davis

June 24, 2020

Dee, I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear this and for you and your families loss. He was always so sweet on the phone to me when he called and came by. He even came by the pharmacy after you left with his sweet wife and I thought that was the nicest thing ever. We talked for awhile every time he came. I was always hoping customers would go away for a few minutes so I could talk to him more. He was a gracious, funny and honorable man. My prayers are with you and your family!🙏♥️

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